Criminal Law

BKP Solicitors have a team of expert lawyers specialising in criminal defence. Our team consisting of specialist Advocates and Solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We cover cases nationwide and are able to cover cases at short notice. Wether your case is big or small we will ensure that you receive the best possible service and representation. 

We can assist you at all stages of your case. If you are worried that you may be suspected of a criminal offence, have been asked to attend a police station voluntarily, arrested or charged, our lawyers can provide you with expert advice and assistance. Our lawyers have dealt with some of the most serious offences and possess the knowledge and skills to best represent you. From personal sensitive offences to murder, theft to white collar crime, our team can assist you. 

 

Our specialist lawyers are equipped with the knowledge and experience to advice you on all aspects of your criminal case, involving pre arrest matters, interviews, court representations and appeal representations. 

You should never delay getting legal advice as any delay can be detrimental to your case and representation. Innocent conversations with the investigators may be used as evidence against you, therefore it is always important to ask for legal representation if you are suspected of any criminal offence.  

Search Warrants

 

The police and other regulatory or investigatory bodies usually attend court without notice and obtain a warrant to enter and search your property. This is done 'ex parte' which means it is done without notice to you. The first you will know about this warrant is when it is being executed at your property. 

The warrants are executed early morning, when most people are sleeping, therefore they do not know how to react. It is important to know your rights and what the search warrant allows. 

At BKP Solicitors we have a specialist team who are always prepared to attend your property in an emergency and to protect your best interests and ensure that your interests are protected. 

The warrant will usually give details of the property, what items are entitled to be seized, how many occasions the warrant allows entry into the property, who can enter the property, and the validity of the warrant and when it was granted by the court. Our Balaal Hussain Khan has successfully challenged the legality of warrants which has led in the police having to return all seized items. An example of some of the cases is as follows:

AM -v-West Yorkshire Police - Successful challenge against the legality of a search warrant issued at Bradford Magistrates Court. The Police accepted liability and our clients vehicle was dropped off to his garage by the police. 

JH -v-The Metropolitan Police  – Successful challenge against the legality of a search warrant issued at Hammersmith Magistrates Court. The Police accepted liability and all seized items including, Designer handbags, computer equipment, and financial documents were all returned to our client. Our client was also paid compensation and we recovered our legal costs.

JN -v-West Yorkshire Police – Successful challenge against the legality of a search warrant issued at Bradford Magistrates Court. The Police accepted liability and all seized items including, computers, significant financial documents and Significant cash were all returned to our client. Our client was also paid compensation and we recovered our costs in Full.

 

PACE Interviews

Our team specialises in providing advice and representation to clients nationally 24 hours a day. If you are aware that the police are wanting to speak to you, we can contact the relevant department and arrange for the interview to be conducted on a voluntary basis where possible. 

If this is not possible, then we will arrange a convenient time for you to surrender yourself to the police to be interviewed for the offence. We can obtain pre interview disclosure before the interview and have a private consultation with you prior to the interview taking place

We regularly advice clients subject to investigations by the Police, NCA, RSPCA, HMRC. We also represent clients who are being investigated by regulatory bodies.  

Terrorism

Any arrest under the Terrorism Act will naturally be an extremely stressful and worrying time for you, your family and loved ones.

 

As this is a specialist area in which not many solicitors have experience you must ensure that you are represented by a solicitor with a team that has strong capabilities and genuine experience. This is a very complex and ever changing field of law, therefore you need a solicitor and team who are very experience in dealing with such matters.

Our Director Balaal Hussain Khan has vast experience and specialist expertise in dealing with terrorism cases at the police station, upon initial arrest, through to Crown Court proceedings. He graduated with a LLM Masters in Terrorism and has since dealt with several Terrorism cases and is known as an expert in Terrorism cases on the Northern Court Circuit.

 

We have a very close relationship with specialist Terrorism Defence Counsel and also Queens Counsel who are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we are able to instruct them on your behalf. We can represent any person suspected of Terrorism throughout England and Wales, and can visit you at any location including any Prison establishment. We can provide representation on all types of terrorism cases including:

  • Dissemination of terrorist publications

  • Act preparatory to terrorism

  • Terrorist training offences

  • Incitement of terrorism

  • Funding terrorism

We can also represent persons subjected to  legal procedures involving secret evidence heard by the courts in closed proceedings, including:

  • Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPIMs).

  • Deportation from the United Kingdom under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the grounds of national security (Deportations with Assurances).

  • Persons deprived of their citizenship and/or excluded from the UK on grounds of national security.

  • Persons deprived of their passports.

  • Financial sanctions (Asset Freezing).

Below is some of the terrorism cases that we have dealt with:

 

R-v- MRW - 'white supremacy' extremism and dissemination of Terrorist Publications.   ​

R-v-TC -  Dissemination of Terrorist Publications.

R-v- SI – Encouraging acts of terrorism on social media contrary to Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

R-v-AI  – Schedule 7, Terrorism Act 2000 stop at London Gatwick Airport

R-v-MI – Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2000, namely refusing to answer questions and failing to provide information and refusing to provide passwords to mobile phones.

R-v-ACI – Alleged plans to travel to Syria to join the ISIS and Possession of extremist material.

R-v-A&A – Conspiracy to travel abroad to attend a place used for terrorist training and collecting and possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

We Specialise in all Criminal cases and have a wealth of experience dealing the following work:

  • Advice and representation at the Police Station

  • All Aspects of Criminal Law

  • Road Traffic Cases

  • Magistrates Court Litigation

  • Crown Court Litigation

  • County Court Litigation

  • High Court Litigation

  • Court of Appeal

  • Conspiracy Offences

  • Restraining Orders

  • Proceeds of Crime Applications (POCA)

  • Asset Confiscation Proceedings

  • Bail Applications

  • Customs and Excise Investigations

  • HMRC Investigations

  • RSPCA Prosecutions

  • Local Authority Prosecutions

  • Drugs Offences

  • Conspiracy Offences

  • Money Laundering

  • DTI Enquiries

  • Extradition Proceedings

 

  • Human Rights

  • Inland Revenue Investigations

  • Public Disorder Offences

  • Riots

  • Serious Criminal Offences – Including; Murder, Drug Trafficking,                 Kidnapping, Rape

  • Serious Fraud Office Investigations

  • Credit Card Fraud

  • Election Fraud

  • Insurance Fraud

  • Pharmaceutical Fraud

  • VAT Fraud

  • Terrorism

  • CTU Prosecutions

  • Counter Terrorism Unit Prosecutions

  • SO15 Investigations

  • Regulatory/Tribunal Hearings

  • Private Prosecutions

  • White Collar crime

  • Terrorism

  • International Criminal Cases

  • Grooming